Defense picks up in second half of loss to Robinson


Danny Huckaby h­­olds tight to the ball as he works his way past a couple Robinson defenders during the Homecoming game Friday night. Mexia fell to the Rockets, 63-21. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

Friday night’s game with the Robinson Rockets turned into a tailspin real quick for the Mexia Blackcats as they fell, 63-21, on homecoming night at Black Cat Field.

The Rockets scored quickly in the first quarter of play on a 12-yard run by Levonte Owens to go up 6-0 after the extra point kick failed.

Mexia’s second drive of the night stalled quickly and they were forced to punt the ball back to Robinson, where they took over near the Blackcats 40-yard line.

A couple of plays later, the Rockets Jerrich Alford nearly scored when he found daylight along the Robinson sideline to move the ball inside the Mexia redzone. It looked as if the Blackcats were beginning to settle into this game after holding the Rockets to only a couple of yards placing the ball at the five. Quarterback Michael Davila (24-36-1-266-3) failed to connect with his receiver, Jacob Fuentes, on a fourth down pass play so Robinson ended up having to give the ball back to Mexia with a little over five minutes left in the quarter.